June 2015 Net Worth Update

by FI Fighter on July 3, 2015

in Net Worth

It’s been a long time coming, but the moment has finally arrived… I am pleased to share with readers that as of this month, I am officially (on paper) a member of the millionaire’s club! :)

I just came to this realization about 5 minutes ago (once I finished crunching numbers for this month’s Net Worth report)… Right now, it’s way too early to say how I feel about this accomplishment. If anything, it all just feels surreal…

Ultimately, the main objective of this journey is to reach early financial independence. For the most part, we are all just digging our [click to continue…]

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I purchased my first turnkey property in 2013… Time flies! Since then, turnkeys have gained even more popularity, and many investors (especially out-of-state) utilize this method to invest in real estate.

At this time, I would like to welcome Alex from Cash flow Diaries for a guest post today on his own rental property experience!

Turnkey rental Investing!  It can be such a sweet and bitter process.  Turnkey rentals have been a hot topic of debate for many years now and to some including myself and the FI Fighter himself, it’s a great way of generating passive income and building a real estate portfolio.  For others, it’s a scary, daunting endeavor and a risky investment.

There are many sources out there that explain to you how [click to continue…]

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May 2015 Net Worth Update

by FI Fighter on June 5, 2015

in Net Worth

We are now almost half way through 2015, and so far, it’s been mostly “slow and steady” as it pertains to overall portfolio growth. It does seem like the great bull run from 2009-present has mostly topped out, and any further gains from this point on are mostly incremental.

Nevertheless, we are going to keep at it, and as long as we [click to continue…]

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Moving On…

by FI Fighter on May 29, 2015

in Blog Update

Although I find the topic of Fear and Greed most fascinating, I believe that it’s just about time to move on. For one, I’m tired of talking about it, and two, I’m guessing you’re even more tired reading about it! 😉

So, this post will simply be a recap of everything that I’ve published over the last few weeks…

As always, I’ve never claimed to have any of the right answers. I can’t say that I know what will happen in the future, and I certainly can’t make claims that I know what I am [click to continue…]

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It feels like 2007 all over again. Everywhere I look, I see euphoria in the air. There are probably more investors entering the fray now than perhaps ever before. The real estate market (at least locally in the Bay Area) is booming, and stocks have never been higher… When the markets [click to continue…]

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Regardless of whether you invest in real estate or the stock market, I think we can all agree that this much is clear — This bull run has persisted for some time now (6+ years), and the overall markets are overheated. And although that much is certain, I’m finding the thought processes and strategies used between real estate investors and [click to continue…]

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There are many ways to make money investing. When it comes to investing in the stock market, one of the most popular and attractive strategies to utilize is the Buy and Hold approach. For those on the journey to early financial independence, passive [click to continue…]

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There’s a common belief out there that cash on hand is money wasting away. The argument is that because interest rates are at historic lows, keeping money in the bank is a fruitless endeavor towards building wealth. In fact, not only is your cash sitting stagnant, but at worst, it’s losing [click to continue…]

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Inspirational Posts of the Week (May 19, 2015)

by FI Fighter on May 19, 2015

in Links

I usually save these inspirational posts of the week for a weekend, but I’ve compiled a string of incredibly motivational stories that I felt like I should share with everyone. If you weren’t a believer before, here’s some [click to continue…]

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Rules were made to be broken. Life is just more fun that way… Not only that, but who really wants to operate with a closed mind, anyway? Whether we are talking about investing, or life in general, I think we will all agree that life does NOT follow a linear script — There will always be twists and turns, ups and downs, and a whole lot of degree of uncertainty. As Darwin said, it’s not the [click to continue…]

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